Adilia Lemos
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  • Education/qualifications
    • 1998 - PhD, Biotechnology (specialising in Food Science and Engineering), Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
    • 1993 - Post-graduate qualification in Food Science and Engineering, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
    • 1990 -  BSc (Hons) Degree, Ciências da Nutrição (Human Nutrition), Faculdade de Ciências da Alimentação e Nutrição da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Complementary Training/Qualification
    • 2011 - Elementary Health and Safety Certificate. The Royal Environmental Health Institute Scotland. Certificate No. 110736.
    • 2010 - Diversity in the Workplace Certificate. E-learning course at Abertay University.
    • 2008 - Workshop Moodle (online platform). Instituto Piaget (Private Portuguese University) Certificate No. 515/2009.
    • 2006 - Teaching and Research methodologies certificate. Instituto Piaget.
    • 1998 - Course of ”Formação Pedagógica Inicial de Formadores” [teacher training course]. Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional. Certificate No. 90/1998/FPO.
    • 1995 -  Instructor of “Dale Carnegie Training Systems®”.

Employment History

  • 2012 - to present - Part-time Lecturer, Abertay University of Dundee.
  • 2010-2012 - Part-time Teaching Fellow, Abertay University of Dundee.
  • 2006-2009  - Invited Lecturer in the Post-graduation course in Food Catering, Universidade do Porto (Portugal).
  • 2004-2008  - Dietetic Course Coordinator (Programme Tutor/ Placement Tutor/Division Leader) & Lecturer at Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget. Instituto Piaget, Portugal.
  • 2001–2008 -  Invited Lecturer, in the Post-graduation course in Food Safety and Quality, Universidade Católica do Porto, Portugal.
  • 2005-2007 - Invited Lecturer, in the Post-graduation course in Food Consumer Science. Open University. Portugal.
  • 2003-2004 - Post-doctoral researcher at Departamento de Engenharia Quimica, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • 2001-2003 - Self-employed (as a lecturer and food hygiene trainer), working at different institutions.
  • 1998-2001 - Post-doctoral researcher at Departamento de Engenharia Biológica, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal.
  • 1990-1992 - Secondary School teacher.
  • 1990           - Nutritionist (Self-employed) at Health Club, Ginarte, Porto.


Teaching at postgraduate level
• Food and Drink: Packaging and Sustainability (FC1114) – module tutor & module projects supervisor.

• Food Microbiology (FC1107) – component of Food Emerging Technologies and the effect on food safety.
• Food Bioprocessing and Biotechnology (FC1106) – component of Food Preservation Techniques

Teaching at the undergraduate level
• Hygiene and Food Safety (FC0703 - Tutorials)
• Food and Nutrition (FC0702 - Tutorials)
• Introductory Nutrition (FC0706 – Tutorials)
• Food: Past, Present & Future, Food and Nutrition (FC0802 – Lectures)
• Human Physiology I: Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (HS0701 - Lectures & Tutorials)
• Nutrition through lifespan (FC0803 - Lectures & Tutorials)
• Nutrition and Metabolism in Sport (FC0805 - Lectures & Tutorials)
• Diet in the Prevention and Management of Disease (FC1006 - Lectures & Tutorials, module tutor from September onwards)
• Food Biotechnology (BI1007 - Lectures)
• Food Microbiology Theory and Practice (BI1011 - Lectures & Tutorials, module tutor)
• Food Processing Technology (FC1012 – Lectorials)


Funding award
• Project - A systematic study of the effect of ultrasound on food enzymes and bioacessability of bioactive compounds (model and real food systems)
o Researcher leader
o PhD Studentship (R-LINCs) - £73,850
o Duration 3 years (max 3.5 years), starting September 2014

• Project – Freeze drying fruits. 
o Co-applicant.
o £ 5,000– Innovation vouchers
o Duration from 03/03/14 to 25/04/14

• Project - Removal of all artificial colouring from company’s products including specifically; Tartrazine, Ponceau 4r and Allure Red.
o Co-applicant.
o £ 5,000– Innovation vouchers
o Duration from 06/01/14 to 04/04/14

• Project - Colours in Pakora products
o Co-applicant.
o £ 5,000– Innovation vouchers
o Duration from 22/04/13 to 17/06/13

• Project  (R & D) – Surface modification of cellulose and chitosan using enzyme-cellulose binding domains
o Member of the research team (2001)
o € 47,725.00 – POCTI/BIO/37832/2001 – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Portugal

• Project (R & D) – Upgrading secondary fibres with cellulose binding domains
o Member of Research team (2001)
o € 106,435.00 - POCTI/AGR/38253/2001 – Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia - Portugal

Grant awards

• Participation COST meeting – “The nano, micro, macro confluence in food structure for health, wellness and pleasure”, Bucharest, Romania, 27th -28th February 2014.
• Participation COST meeting - “Food Engineering to Process-Structure-Healthy Function Relationships”, Dublin, Ireland, 4-5th November 2013.

• Erasmus staff mobility, 7th – 13th April 2013. Visit to Food Biotechnology Laboratory, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
• Postdoctoral Fellowship (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT): October 2003 – August 2004.

• Postdoctoral Fellowship (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT): July 1998 – June 2001.

• Gulbenkian Grant – participation in conference - IUFoST 10th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Sidney, Australia. October 1999

• PhD Fellowship (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT): November 1993 – October 1997.

• Master fellowship (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia – FCT) : September 1992 – October 1993.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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